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Village president arrested for third OWI

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Posted at 7:08 AM, Feb 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-04 08:08:03-05

HOBART, Wis. (AP) — The president of the Village of Hobart has been arrested on a third drunken driving charge in Brown County.

Richard Heidel said in an email to WLUK-TV that he is a recovering alcoholic who had a relapse. Heidel was arrested Friday and taken to the Brown County Jail where he posted $850 bond and was released.

Heidel says he's committed to returning to his recovery program. He has been the village president since 2003.